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  • 21a Tower Street
    Seven Dials
    Covent Garden

    London WC2H 9NS
    Bloomsbury
  • Transit information Bakerloo Central Northern Piccadilly Get Directions
  • Phone number 020 7240 0931
  • Business website beadworks.co.uk

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  • 5.0 star rating
    12/2/2014

    This is one of my favourite beads shops. It is one of two in the Covent Garden area. I'll review the other one shortly! Anyway, you can find a wide variety of beads -plastic, acrylic,glass,wooden -as well as gemstones (downstairs). You can also buy fixings and beads in quantity for larger projects. Many of the beads for my etsy shop "BeadedDelightsByStef" have been brought from here over the years! They have classes as well  and the staff is very talented, knowledgeable AND helpful.

  • 4.0 star rating
    16/1/2009
    Listed in Beads & Buttons!!

    I have been to this shop a few times. It is a Beadworks Boston (USA) sister store. Everything is exactly the same about it, too, except this shop is larger and has a much wider variety of everything!

    There are 2 floors of beads. On street level, you'll find tables full of beads that are priced per piece. (You pick out the quantity, and put them in little ziploc bags yourself.) And, on the walls, there are so many colours of seed beads in little plastic vials. I found some seed beads here that I have never seen at the Beadworks in Boston, although there weren't really any size 15's...

    Then, head downstairs for the good stuff. This is where you'll find large quantities of seed beads in basic colours at great prices. There are also sterling silver findings, lampwork beads, freshwater pearls and gemstone beads. I have spent a small fortune here a couple of times, but I do believe it's a better deal here than at Beadworks in the States (even with the exchange rate!). I'm sure I'll be back!  :) adventurousbeader.blogsp…

    • Qype User Templa…
    • Stevenage, Hertfordshire
    • 380 friends
    • 498 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    12/5/2008

    I used to buy tons of beads and wire from this place when it was in Neal Street. All I can say about it now is the prices have quadrupled.
    Best buys are bargain bins and special offers other wise it is cheaper to buy beads online.

    • Qype User Sian…
    • London
    • 415 friends
    • 752 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    29/11/2008

    This place is fabulous. There isn't a better place to buy beads in London. The layout of this shop works, you usually know exactly what you want before you go in, but trust me, it's easy to come out with millions of other stuff.

    It's the prices that I'm most impressed with. You can come out with millions of treasure, but will have only ever spend about £5.

    Yay!

    • Qype User jo1320…
    • Ilkeston, Derbyshire
    • 5 friends
    • 80 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/4/2009

    I found this shop whilst having a few hours to spare around the Covent Garden area and I could quite happily spend all day in this shop if I could.

    Fantasic helpful staff who are right on hand if you need some advice about which colour, size or style to go for.

    Thousands upon Thousands of beads to choose from and always come out with great value for money.

    • Qype User madely…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 6 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    15/10/2012

    Hey,If you are searching for something particular for handmade jewellery. or you want to spend some time in an interesting place.. well,this is your place.The beads come in different sizes with beautiful colors and
    designs. Unfortunately,the last time I could not find some neon colors that I needed for my bracelet.
    But still I think there you can find a great variety of beads.You can make any necklace or bracelet what you want:) It is very exciting to create new things.

    • Qype User Chlse…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 8 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    25/5/2012

    I found this little charming shop, when I was strolling around in the streets of the beautiful Covent Garden and I fell I love with the place. I can't believe beads can be so interesting and you can do so many creative things with them.
    They have all kinds of beads from swarovski crystals to wooden beads.
    The beads come in varying sizes with beautiful colours and designs. You can make any necklace in the world with all the different beads in this shop. They show you all the amazing things you can do yourself and very friendly staff !

    • Qype User wil3ug…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    29/5/2013

    I'm a huge fun of making cute staffs like necklaces and bracelets.Thanks for Beadworks,they have all the cute beads that i wanted.My friends love's to shop here because they always get a nice beads and have a very affordable price.5 stars deserve from you guys.

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/11/2008
    First to Review

    For all your jewellery making needs head to The Bead Shop in Covent Garden. The large range of beads, tools and equipment is well organized and high quality. However, the layout of the shop does not leave much space for customers and it can get rather crowded especially on Saturday afternoons so carrying large bags or a day's worth of shopping is not recommended.

    The beads can be bought individually or in prepackaged pots and bags. If handpicking your beads make sure to label the price and quantity of beads on each of the bags to avoid confusion at the till. Be warned that it is very easy to get rather carried away and end up spending a small fortune.

    • Qype User stepha…
    • London
    • 7 friends
    • 73 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/11/2007

    When I visited this shop, my jaws dropped. It was like I had just discovered a treasure chest. Looking all around me were numerous types of beads, ropes for embroidery, various crafts, forrtwear, scrap books, etc. I felt like I could make anything. The beads come in varying sizes with beautiful colours and designs. So, if you are an artistic person or looking to perfect your hidden talents, please visit this place. I take pride in my handiwork and I know lots of you do too. It is truly scintillating!

    • Qype User Stace…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 41 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    8/10/2007

    I found this little charming shop about a week ago when I was strolling around in the streets of the beautiful Covent Garden and I fell I love with the place. Everybody inside was so happy and just having fun I didn't want to leave. I can't believe beads can be so interesting and you can do so many creative things with them. This shop opened in 1978 and because of the progression of this little shop there are now loads in not only England but other countries as well. A bizarre but fantastic initiative, a very well thought of business.

    • Qype User towa…
    • London
    • 6 friends
    • 69 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    13/1/2008

    I love this little shop in Covent Garden. You can make any necklace in the world with all the different beads in this shop! They show you all the amazing things you can do yourself and they got everything you need. Very friendly staff and you can stay for hours!

    • Qype User sarah7…
    • London
    • 4 friends
    • 72 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    3/2/2008

    The Bead Shop has two floors stocked with everything from Swarovski crystals to semi-precious beads and sterling silver. It is so easy to get lost in, even if your not a bead enthusiast, and with their vast array of stock, its not hard to design your own one-off piece of jewellery. The staff are not only knowledgeable but seem to have a real passion for beads and jewellery-making a visit a highly enjoyable learning experience.

    • Qype User voicy1…
    • London
    • 66 friends
    • 78 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    29/6/2012

    This is one of my top sources for beads and supplies. There are lots of lovely semi precious gemstone beads downstairs. A+ shop. :D Beaded Delights By Stef

    • Qype User alys…
    • London
    • 4 friends
    • 15 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    13/7/2009

    This is a fantasic shop with a huge range of beads which would keep anyone happily amused for hours.

    From basic block colour round beads to intricately designed glass beads, this shop has every type of bead imaginable :)

    • Qype User MayaTi…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    17/1/2012

    Really good spot, interesting stuff, definitely!

    • Qype User beeyea…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 40 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    24/4/2008

    This is the bnest bead shop in London. Situated in Between Leicester square and Covent makes it really strategic to get too. They have all kinds of beads from swarovski crystals to wooden beads. If you are not sure what you need, the sales people there are always helpful. They can give you a piece of paper with a beginners guide for some basic bead making tips. You can also get books there that gives you more details about making bead necklases/jewellery. I learned how to make bead things by trail and error. I see something I like and I go out to buy the beads for it and try to string them together myself. If it works great if not I try again or I go into the shop for some help.

    • Qype User Little…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 10 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    3/6/2010

    A place you could spend hours when you had every intention of only popping in. Some beads & items are a bit pricey but it's worth it when you see how creative you can be with your own designs. Friendly staff who are happy to help & give you tips when asked.

    • Qype User Phoebe…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 8 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    11/1/2012

    Great little place! I made some bracelets for my sisters for Christmas and they loved it. Worth a visit.

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